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Looking out my backdoor: To dream the Impossumable Dream


Last updated 1/6/2022 at 8:14am

To jump start a new year and top off my week, we had a puzzling close encounter of the impossible kind. Lola The Dog chased down an adult opossum. It might have dropped out of the avocado tree. Lola was beside herself with dog joy.

Lola has a good measure of hunter in her parentage. She’s brought me birds and lizards of various shades. But this is a biggie.

She proudly deposited her gift at my feet, tail wagging like ‘copter blades. Good dog. There it lay, dead. I’d never seen an adult ‘possum up close. The strong jaws! The teeth! “Shark” came to mind.

I gingerly picked it...

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